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Seventh Judicial Court candidates recommended

The Commission on Judicial Selection recommended three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the vacancy in Minnesota's Seventh Judicial Court.

This vacancy was created upon the retirement of the Honorable James Hoolihan. This seat will be chambered at Foley in Benton County within the Seventh Judicial District.

The following people were recommended for consideration:

Todd Kosovich: Kosovich is an assistant Morrison County attorney, prosecuting all felony cases from their first appearance through trial, sentencing and probation violations.

He previously served as an assistant Watonwan County attorney where he was responsible for all adult criminal cases at petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor level offenses.

He is an active member of the Minnesota Talking Book Network and is a member of the Hands of Hope Resource Center Board of Directors.

Robert Raupp: Raupp is the Benton County attorney, where he represents the state in felony prosecutions and provides legal advice to the County Board of Commissioners.

He previously worked in the Benton County attorney's office as the first assistant county attorney and assistant county attorney and was the assistant city attorney for the city of Minneapolis.

He is an active member of the Sauk Rapids Lions Club and the Adopt-a-River Program.

Shan Wang: Wang is the assistant chief of the criminal division in Stearns County attorney's office, where he supervises the adult criminal prosecution division.

He previously was an assistant Stearns County attorney and worked as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Regina Chu.

Wang is the president of the Stearns-Benton Bar Association, the vice president of the John E. Simonett American Inn of Court, a trustee of the St. Cloud Public Library Board of Trustees and a member of the Community Corrections Advisory Board.

Minnesota's Seventh Judicial District consists of Becker, Benton, Clay, Douglas, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Otter Tail, Stearns, Todd and Wadena counties.

An announcement of the appointment will be made following an interview process over the next few weeks.